Pousada da Amendoeira | Praia do Toque, São Miguel dos Milagres, Alagoas
"boutique eco accommodation with gourmet food on fab deserted Toque beach"
|Nearest Airport:||Maceió - 110 kms|
|Trip Style:||Yoga + Spa, Nature + Wildlife, Honeymoon + Romance, Eco-tourism, Boutique Luxury, Beach|
wi-fi, TV Room, terrace, supports sustainable tourism, supports community projects, restaurant, private parking, massage, local information, laundry, hammocks, bi-lingual reception, beach service, bar
|Language(s):||Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, English|
|Recommended attractions:||yoga, walking, swimming, stand-up paddle, snorkelling, massage, local handicrafts, kayaking, horseriding, hiking, fishing, buggy trips, boat trips|
|Ideal for:||travellers with wheelchair, travellers with baby, solo travellers, small groups, friends sharing, families, couples|
|Cards Accepted:||Visa, Mastercard , Cash, Bank Transfer|
|Telephone:||+55 82 32951213|
|10 reasons to visit:||10 reasons to visit|
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Note: Where pousadas are off the beaten track, Google maps only show the nearest town, and are not an accurate guide to location.
Alison's pousada review
Pousada da Amendoeira was one of the first pousadas to join the special collection of Hidden Pousadas Brazil back in 2008 and it consistently gets excellent reviews so I was anxious to see for myself all the changes made by the new Israeli/Brazilian owners Tsachi and Jessy. What I found was even better than expected: a wonderful beach front pousada totally in tune with eco-sustainable tourism, a place where you not only feel extremely special but you also know you are contributing to the preservation of the environment and support for the local community.
Tsachi and Jessy have kept the 8 rustic chic bungalows with polished concrete floors and antique tiles plus the decoration and furniture made by local artisans, but have added some extra touches like top quality linen, ceiling fans and airconditioning, minibars, TVs and DVD. In the bathroom you won't be disappointed either. There are excellent solar heated showers and some apartments now feature ofurô hot tubs. This is a place where you are only seconds away from Praia do Toque, one of the most gorgeous sandy deserted beaches in the world, but it is also somewhere where you get wonderful personal service from all the staff together with delicious gourmet home-made food using organic vegetables and the local catch of the day.
The overall verdict? Pousada da Amendoeira is even better than before. A hidden paradise which I can't wait to return to!
For more information on community support coordinated by Pousada da Amendoeira check out The Yandê Institute HERE.
If you have ever heard of Alagoas you are most definitely in the minority. Even in Brazil those that know anything about it equate the state with corrupt politicians and huge resorts rather than anything remotely beautiful. But then most people don't know that between Barra de Santo Antonio and Maragogi the main north-south road veers off inland, leaving behind the orginal track and 40 kms of unspoilt beaches dotted with coconut plantations and small villages, where time has effectively stood still for generations.
Alagoans call their whole coastline the Costa dos Corais or coral coast after the enormous coral reef just offshore, but many people have started using the term "Rota Ecológica" or ecological route to describe the 20km stretch from Barra de Camarugibe in the south to Porto de Pedras in the north where pousadas like the ones on Hidden Pousadas have grouped together in their own association, AREAL. All of these pousadas have their own individual identity but they share a common preoccupation with sustainable tourism coupled with an ecological conscience and respect for the local communities. Everyone needs to attract guests here, but nobody wants the predatory tourism typical of resorts and large hotels, and the result is some of the most wonderful places to stay you could ever come across anywhere in the world.
The first time we came here we started from Maceió; the second time from Recife and it doesn't really matter which way you do it as the Rota Ecológica is pretty well equidistant from the 2 capitals- about 150kms. All the pousadas here run a half board system, usually of breakfast and dinner, so you don't actually ever need to leave the pousada, but a car is useful if you want to explore as public transport, or indeed any transport other than bicycles, is pretty scarce here. Put that with the quality of the pousadas themselves, the swaying palm trees, the deserted beaches, the natural swimming pools and the warm warm sea and this area is nothing short of pure paradise.
- visits to Praia do Morro, Praia do Laje and Praia do Patacho
- watching the sunset from a jangada boat
- trips to the Rio Tatuamunha and the natural swimming pools
- Peixe-Boi Manatee preservation project
- diving and kayaking tours organised through the pousada
- arts & crafts from local artisans
- impecable hospitality from owners Tsachi and Jessy
- beautiful beach and tropical gardens
- delicious gourmet style food
- Yandê community project
|Try a different place if...
you want nightlife or a different restaurant every night.